Asked by: Jozef Ordeig
asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd May, 2020

Can dates grow in tropical climate?

Though Phoenix dactylifera grow in a large variety of climates, including my backyard here in southern California, they generally do not make a good fruit crop except in arid, hot climates. One of the reasons dates do not produce good fruits in most tropical climates is the rain tends to damage or rot the fruits.

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Hereof, what climate do dates grow in?

Date palm is cultivated in arid and semi-arid regions which are characterised by long and hot summers, no (or at most low) rainfall, and very low relative humidity level during the ripening period. Exceptional high temperatures (± 56°C) are well endured by a date palm for several days under irrigation.

Furthermore, can dates grow in Malaysia? Actually can grow dates in Malaysia. But forget it from seed.

Herein, what kind of palm trees grow dates?

Phoenix dactylifera, commonly known as date or date palm, is a flowering plant species in the palm family, Arecaceae, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit.

Date palm
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Phoenix
Species: P. dactylifera
Binomial name

Can you eat dates from a date palm tree?

Not all dates from date palms are edible. Many people assume that because we do not regularly eat dates from all of the 14 date palm species, they must not be edible. This species produces dates that have a lot of fruit pulp compared to the dates of other species. The “true” date palm dates can be dried and eaten raw.

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